In a scene saturated with dark and sinister aesthetics, hearing the uplifting melodies of Trashbat brings a potent batch of clarity to the senses. Alongside artists like B9, Jafu, Geode, Anex, Author and Vaun among others, Trashbat has curated a movement of support for the dubstep-jazz-dub sonic lovechild. Following the ‘Koanashi’ EP released March’13, Trashbat returns to MindStep with another five-pack of soulfully warm, sub-heavy serenades. The lush piano in ‘Dreaming of Fiji’ is an immediate temptress, inviting your mind and soul into a field of rolling, reverberated tones. ‘The Principles of Evil Made Fresh’ carries the warmth and depth of Fiji into a fusion of swing and breaks, leading us to the melodically powered jazz-dub halfstepper, ‘Hanako’ – one of the finest integrations of jazz, dub, and bass I’ve heard. ‘Shine’ brings a swinging LFO alongside words from one of the West Coast’s finest. The EP is sealed by the mark of Trashbat & Vaun on ‘Ardent’. Without the slightest inkling of doubt in my mind, this is my persy. The beauty of this track is unfathomable in a linguistic context. Just close your eyes and feel the sounds of bliss.
RELEASE DATE: 20th January 2014
I’ll catch you soon. One love.